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Civil Services (Main) 2020 Conducting Body

Union Public Service Commission

Civil Services (Main) Eligibility Criteria 2020

Eligibility :


  • For the Indian Administrative Service, the Indian Foreign Service and the Indian Police Service,  a candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • For other services, a candidate must be either:—
  • a citizen of India, or
  • a subject of Nepal, or
  • a subject of Bhutan, or
  • a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of  permanently settling in India, or
  • a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African  countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India

(II) Age Limits:

  • A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of  32 years on the 1st of August, 2019 i.e., he must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1987 and not later than 1st August, 1998. Necessary action to make corresponding changes in  Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply. respective Rules/Regulations pertaining to various services is being taken separately

Minimum Educational Qualifications:

The candidate must hold a degree of any of  Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a  Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply. University Under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification.

Civil Services (Main) Exam Centers 2020

Offline Dates

18/09/2020 Vijayawada, Guwahati, Patna, Chandigarh, Raipur, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Shimla, Jammu, Ranchi, Bengaluru, Thiruvananthapuram, Bhopal, Mumbai, Shillong, Aizawl, Cuttack, Jaipur, Chennai, Hyderabad, Allahabad, Lucknow, Dehradun, Kolkata

Civil Services (Main) 2020 Important Dates

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Civil Services (Main) 2020 Exam Date Offline Dates
  • 18/09/2020
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    Civil Services (Main) Prospectus 2020

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    General Instructions :

    • Candidates must write the papers in their own hand. In no circumstances will they be  allowed the help of a scribe to write the answers for them. The Persons with Benchmark  Disabilities in the categories of blindness, locomotor disability (both arm affected – BA) and cerebral palsy will be provided the facility of scribe, if desired by the person. In case of other category of Persons with Benchmark Disabilities as defined under section 2(r) of the RPWD Act, 2016, the facility of scribe will be allowed to such candidates on production of a certificate to the effect that the person concerned has physical limitation to write, and scribe is essential to write examination on behalf, from the Chief Medical Officer/ Civil Surgeon/ Medical Superintendent of a Government Health Care institution as per proforma at Appendix – V.
    • The candidates have discretion of opting for his/her own scribe or request the Commission  for the same. The details of scribe i.e whether own or the Commission’s and the details of scribe in case candidates are bringing their own scribe, will be sought at the time of filling up the application form online as per proforma at Appendix - VI. 
    • The qualification of the Commission’s scribe as well as own scribe will not be more than the  minimum qualification criteria of the examination. However, the qualification of the scribe should always be matriculate or above.
    • The Persons with Benchmark Disabilities in the category of blindness, locomotor disability  (both arm affected – BA) and cerebral palsy will be allowed Compensatory Time of twenty minutes per hour of the examination. In case of other categories of Persons with Benchmark Disabilities, this facility will be provided on production of a certificate to the effect that the person concerned has physical limitation to write from the Chief Medical Officer/ Civil Surgeon/ Medical Superintendent of a Government Health Care institution as  per proforma at Appendix – V

    Civil Services (Main) Application Form 2020

    Application Form Fee

    Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ST/Persons with Benchmark Disability Candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay fee of Rs. 100/- (Rupees One Hundred only) 

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    Application Form Filling Instructions

     How to Apply:

    • Candidates are required to apply online using the website  Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the above mentioned  website. The applicants are advised to submit only single application; however, if due to any  unavoidable situation, if he/she submits another/multiple applications, then he/she must ensure that application with the higher RID is complete in all respects like applicants’ details, examination  centre, photograph, signature, Photo ID, fee etc. The applicants who are submitting multiple applications should note that only the applications with higher RID (Registration ID) shall be entertained by the Commission and fee paid against one RID shall not be adjusted against any other RID.
    •  All candidates, whether already in Government Service, Government owned industrial  undertakings or other similar organizations or in private employment should submit their applications direct to the Commission.

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    Civil Services (Main) Syllabus 2020

    • Comprehension of given passages
    • Précis Writing.
    • Usage and Vocabulary
    • Short Essays.

    Indian Languages:

    • comprehension of given passages.
    • Précis Writing.
    • Usage and Vocabulary.
    • Short Essays
    • Translation from English to the Indian Language and vice-versa.

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    Civil Services (Main) 2020 Exam Day Instructions

    Offline Dates

    • 18/09/2020

    Examination Day Instructions


    • The use of any mobile phone (even in switched off mode), pager or any electronic equipment  or programmable device or storage media like pen drive, smart watches etc. or camera or blue tooth devices or any other equipment or related accessories either in working or switched off mode capable of being used as a communication device during the examination is strictly prohibited. Any infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action including ban from future examinations.
    • Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned items including  mobile phones/pagers to the venue of the examination, as arrangement for safe-keeping, cannot be assured.
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